Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

The Massry Center for the Arts
March 24th

518 Songfest

The local music showcase 518 Songfest returns to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, April 1 2017, at 7:00pm. Songfest is a unique live concert experience, in that the artists get to perform their songs, as well as talk a bit about their music and experiences as creators and musicians.  Featured this year is Sawyer Fredericks, winner of Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. Other artists involved are 518 songwriters Girl Blue and The Sea The Sea, along with Sandy McKnight and special guest John Davidson.

Cyrille Aimee

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and The Massry Center for the Arts team up for The Bridge Jazz Festival!

The Bridge Festival is back for a third year! Two nights of hot jazz as two of the area’s best music venues team up once again!

Straight No Chaser & Post Modern Jukebox

July 19 at SPAC, catch the double feature - Straight No Chaser with Scott Bradlee's PostModern Jukebox.  Tickets on sale now. Visit the Live Nation website for tickets.

Straight No Chaser & Post Modern Jukebox

July 19 at SPAC, catch the double feature - Straight No Chaser with Scott Bradlee's PostModern Jukebox

tickets go on sale Saturday, February 18 at 10am. Use the link below with the password for the WEXT presale from 10a-10p on February 17. 

Password: SINGERS



Jackson, TN is home for Lauren Pritchard. She left home to become an actress, a singer, a songwriter. She's had great success, appearing in "Spring Awakening" on Broadway with Duncan Sheik. And now, as LOLO, she has released an amazing record of reflection, filled with her trademark powerful vocals called "In Loving Memory of When I Gave a Sh*t."

Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball

February 16 - The Upper Room

Marcia Ball’s rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B, her barrelhouse playing and her feel-good party tunes are iconic.
--USA Today

Visit The Upper Room's website. The contest has ended.

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

The Upper Room, Albany
February 11th

Hailed as one of the best blues guitarists of his generation, Ronnie Earl brings his distinctive sound to Albany's The Upper Room.  For more information on the show, visit their website.

To win tickets, enter by sending email with this link.

The Fireworks Ensemble

Feb 11: Youth Orchestra and Fireworks EnsembleFebruary 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Musical Fireworks: Region’s Premiere Youth Musicians Join Fireworks Ensemble for Unique Evening of Contemporary American Music Featuring World-Premiere Piece Empire State Youth Orchestra Joins World-Renowned Chamber Ensemble on Feb.

John Prine at The Palace Theatre

John Prine
July 28th

The Palace Theatre

Bob Dylan remarked, “Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.”

International Guitar Night

2.8.17 @ 7:30pm 

 International Guitar Night

at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt hosts for International Guitar Night's 17th year of touring!

Performers include guitarist Luca Stricagnoli; Brazilian performer Chrystian Dozza, and India's ground-breaking slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya.

Watch the video below to see what you might miss if you don't go.

John Mayer Comes to Albany

John Mayer

Times Union Center

Friday, March 31

Tickets on sale Friday, February 3 at Live Nation

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wheels of Soul 2017

The Wheels of Soul 2017

Tedeschi Trucks Band

wsg The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna

July 3 at SPAC

Tickets at Live Nation's website

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wheels of Soul 2017

Join us July 3rd at SPAC for the Wheels of Soul 2017 with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers! Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th at 10am.

Because you're a fan of WEXT, you can get your tickets today (until 10pm)! Join our presale by clicking this link. Use the password: SOUL.  Enjoy! 

1964: The Tribute

1.27.17 @ 7:30pm

1964: The TributeCome see why “1964”…The Tribute is the definitive Beatle show!

Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.  Over 25 years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft and their shows have sold out at Carnegie Hall and Red Rocks many times.  Come see why “1964”…The Tribute is the definitive Beatle show!


Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents the bluegrass band Steeldrivers, playing bluegrass and roots with contemporary influences on Thursday, February 9th at 7:30pm. Tickets and more information at the Troy Music Hall website.

Umphrey's McGee

Saturday, January 28

Palace Theatre

7pm doors * 8pm show


Featuring Joshua Redman

With special guests:


Tickets on sale Friday, October 21 at 11 am at, Ticketmaster charge by phone 800 745-3000 and all Ticketmaster retail locations or the Palace box office 518-465-4663

The Cohoes Music Hall

WEXT co-presents Taylor, Chapin & EVA at The Cohoes Music Hall on Saturday, January 28. 

An incredible collaboration of some of the greatest folk musicians of the 20th century! Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and EVA (Liz Simmons, Nicole Zuraitis and Kath Buckell) present a night of music that won’t soon be forgotten. With individual and joint performances, this show can be thought of as a never-before-seen meeting of the musical minds, fusing the genre-defying songs of Livingston Taylor with the Grammy-winning storytelling of Tom Chapin and the contemporary flair of EVA.

More information and tickets at The Cohoes Music Hall website

Beth Hart
Marek Kaprowski

Sunday, February 26

The Egg

7pm doors * 8pm show


Tickets on sale  at and the Egg box office 518-473-1845  

This show is nearly sold out! Never fear. We have tickets that you could win this holiday week.

Tim Reynolds

Tim Reynolds, sonic innovator, solo guitar wizard and Dave Matthews’ lead guitarist, returns to The College of Saint Rose for an extraordinary evening of solo acoustic guitar.

This special concert by one of the world’s most talented musicians will be Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York.

Dweezil Zappa at The Egg

DWEEZIL ZAPPA Plays Whatever The F@%k He Wants” Tour – a tribute to “50 Years Of Frank”

The Egg
October 25

The show is sold out! Our contest is now closed.

Wishbone Ash

September 22nd, at Albany's newest performance space, The Upper Room

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, bring the 2016 “Take It Back” Tour to Albany. As they celebrate their 47th anniversary at shows from Denver, CO, to New York City, the guys will present time-honored classics and deep tracks from the back catalog, as well as material from recent recordings.

Doors at 7PM show at 8:30PM. Dinner service available.

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards will be performing at Caffe Lena at The Grove (the temporary location for Caffe Lena while they renovate the space on Phila Street) on August 20th.  He took a few moments out of his schedule to talk with Chris Wienk about the "little" protest song that almost didn't make the album, "Sunshine," and his latest album "Tomorrow's Child."

Ben Folds and a piano

September 26, and tickets are nearly all gone. You know who has some more.  We do!

Information at The Egg website

The contest is now closed. 

Grey Fox Bluegrass 2016

Jun 30, 2016
Grey Fox

Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive

with special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
May 28th at Ommegang Brewery

The Milk Carton Kids

May 19, 2016
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The Milk Carton Kids

Alejandro Escovedo
Todd Wolfson

Wednesday, May 11
Cohoes Music Hall

There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers.

Robbie Fulks

"…a masterly, multifaceted songwriter who can belt out hip-shaking honky tonk, honeydew pop and chilling little ballads with an unrivaled skill and spirit. So good, he's scary."-Chicago Tribune Robbie plays by nobody's rules - except the ones he hears in his head.  He is prodigiously talented, with the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian.  Besides, his scorn for the music industry makes ours look positively prosaic.

The Battenkill Runs Through It
Clifford Oliver

The Battenkill Runs Through It
Sixth Annual Beach, Music & Food Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2016
 Noon  – 6:00 PM
Greenwich Town Beach

Battenkill Conservancy's sixth annual beach, music & food festival returns on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Festival kicks off the summer season on the banks of the Battenkill at the Greenwich Town Beach, just north of the village on Route 29.